Treatments & Training Academy

Online Courses

We Are very pleased to offer students a range of additional professional training courses, to study at your own pace with online resources. All courses should be booked with us.

Whether you want to start work in the professional beauty sector or you wish to add new treatments to the services you already offer, GTi courses offer the quickest and most convenient route to getting qualified. Guild Training International is the training arm of the Guild of Professional Beauty Therapists, the UK’s largest trade body and provider of insurance for the professional beauty sector. So with GTi, you really are training with the professionals.

Select your course from the list below and book with The Academy at The Retreat. For further details please call Victoria 07980 212960

Anatomy & Physiology – £199.00 + VAT

An understanding of Anatomy and Physiology is required as the basis of all practical training courses in beauty and holistic therapy. The GTi Award in Anatomy and Physiology is accredited by the Guild of Beauty Therapists, the UK’s leading professional beauty trade body. The course covers all the Anatomy and Physiology required for the Level 2 and Level 3 National Occupational Standards (NOS) for beauty, nails and holistic therapy treatments.

The course is beautifully written and illustrated with an audio soundtrack. Students also receive a copy of the Guild’s full colour 480 page Anatomy and Physiology text book – normal cost £19.95. All modules and examinations are completed online with full online support available. On completion of the course, successful students will receive a GTi Award in Anatomy and Physiology.

The course has been accredited for CPD and is worth 30 points.

Title: Anatomy & Physiology (Online Course)
Price: £199.00 + VAT
Summary: An understanding of Anatomy and Physiology is essential as the basis of all practical training courses in beauty and holistic therapy. The GTi Award in Anatomy and Physiology is accredited by the Guild of Beauty Therapists, the UK’s leading professional beauty trade body. The course covers all the Anatomy and Physiology required for the Level 2 and Level 3 National Occupational Standards (NOS) for beauty, nails and holistic therapy treatments.
Qualification: GTi Award (All modules and examinations are completed online with full online support available. On completion of the course, successful students will receive a GTi certificate in Anatomy & Physiology.)
Course Accreditation: Guild of Beauty Therapists
Pre-requisites: None. This course is suitable for anyone who has no prior knowledge of Anatomy and Physiology.
Course Type: Theory
Theory Hours: 30 Hours (This is completed at your own pace)
Practical Hours: None
Examination: GTi Online Examinations
CPD Points: 30 Points
Please note that the number of theory and practical hours required to complete this course as stated above are provided as a guideline only. The actual number of theory hours required will vary depending on the speed at which you learn. The number of practical hours may vary depend on learning speed and on class sizes.

This course comprises the following modules which must be undertaken in the following order in order to complete the course.

 

Order Code Name
1 AP001 Functions Of The Skin
2 AP002 Skin Types
3 AP003 Hair
4 AP004 Nails
5 AP005 The Skeletal System – Part 1
6 AP006 The Skeletal System – Part 2
7 AP007 The Muscular System – Part 1
8 AP008 The Muscular System – Part 2
9 AP009 The Digestive System – Part 1
10 AP010 The Digestive System – Part 2
11 AP011 The Endocrine System
12 AP012 The Male Reproductive System
13 AP013 The Female Reproductive System
14 AP014 The Respiratory System
15 AP015 The Circulatory System
16 AP016 The Lymphatic System
17 AP017 Principals and Functions of the Nervous System
18 AP018 Structure and Function of the Cellular System
19 AP019 Sensory Organs

Professional Standards For Therapists – £49.00 + VAT

Professional Standards for Therapists

Professional therapists are required to comply with all relevant legislation affecting their businesses and must act professionally at all times towards clients and fellow practitioners. Professional therapists are responsible for the health and safely of their clients and themselves. They must also abide by a strict code of ethics as laid down by the Guild of Professional Beauty Therapists.

The GTi course in Professional Standards for Therapists covers all the essential legislation and professional ethics required for working in the industry as specified in the National Occupational Standards for level 2 and 3 treatments in beauty, nails and holistic therapy. This course is a pre-requisite for many practical treatment courses and is highly recommended in support of professional membership and development through the Guild of Professional Beauty Therapists.

As a Professional therapist, you will need to comply with any new legislation that is introduced, and be aware of any changes that are made to existing legislation. Once you have completed the Professional Standards for Therapists course, you will continue to receive updates of any changes to UK legislation that will affect your business.

Professional Standards for Therapists has been accredited by the Guild for Continuing Professional Development and is worth 10 CPD points.

Title: Professional Standards For Therapists (Online Course)
Price: £49.00 + VAT
Summary: Professional therapists are required to comply with all relevant legislation affecting their businesses and must act professionally at all times towards clients and fellow practitioners. Professional therapists are responsible for the health and safely of their clients and themselves. They must also abide by a strict code of ethics as laid down by the Guild of Professional Beauty Therapists.
Qualification: GTi Award (All modules and examinations are completed online with full online support available. On completion of the course, successful students will receive a GTi certificate in Professional Standards For Therapists.)
Course Accreditation: Guild of Beauty Therapists
Pre-requisites: None
Course Type: Theory
Theory Hours: 7 Hours (This is completed at your own pace)
Practical Hours: None
Examination: GTi Online Examinations
CPD Points: 7 Points
Please note that the number of theory and practical hours required to complete this course as stated above are provided as a guideline only. The actual number of theory hours required will vary depending on the speed at which you learn. The number of practical hours may vary depend on learning speed and on class sizes.

This course comprises the following modules which must be undertaken in the following order in order to complete the course.

 

Order Code Name
1 PS001 Health and Safety
2 PS002 Essential Legislation
3 PS003 Hygiene and Sanitation
4 PS004 Preventing Infection
5 PS005 Personal Appearance & Professionalism
6 PS006 Consultation
7 PS007 Insurance and Membership

Health & Safety – £39.00 + VAT

Health & safety is an essential part of any business. It protects the business owners, staff and customers, and is something that everyone should be aware of. Whatever your role, you need to know what health and safety legislation you are governed by, as well as understanding a safe way to conduct your tasks. A good understanding of health and safety will help to keep problems and incidents to a minimum and ensure the safe running of your business.

The GTi course in Health & Safety covers all the essential legislation and information which you will need to know when working in the beauty, nails and holistic industry. This course is highly recommended in support of professional membership and development through the Guild of Beauty Therapists.

This online theory course is completed at home, in your own time, and gives you flexible learning designed to fit in around your lifestyle. Full tutorial support is available throughout your learning experience.

The GTi Health & Safety course includes valuable information regarding waste, fire safety and injuries. It also includes a template of a risk assessment which is available, along with the course manual, to download once you have completed the course.

The course is beautifully written by leading industry experts and accompanied by images, diagrams and a voiceover to give you the best possible learning experience.

Health & Safety is fully accredited by the Guild of Professional Beauty Therapists and is worth 5 CPD points.

Title: Health & Safety (Online Course)
Price: £39.00 + VAT
Summary: This course contains all the relevant health and safety legislation and information which you will need to know when working in the beauty, nails and holistic industry. The GTi Health & Safety course includes valuable information regarding waste, fire safety and injuries. It also includes a template of a risk assessment which is available, along with the course manual, to download once you have completed the course.
Qualification: GTi Award (All modules and examinations are completed online with full online support available. On completion of the course, successful students will receive a GTi certificate in Health & Safety.)
Course Accreditation: Guild of Beauty Therapists
Pre-requisites: None
Course Type: Theory
Theory Hours: 5 Hours (This is completed at your own pace)
Practical Hours: None
Examination: GTi Online Examinations
CPD Points: 5 Points

Please note that the number of theory and practical hours required to complete this course as stated above are provided as a guideline only. The actual number of theory hours required will vary depending on the speed at which you learn. The number of practical hours may vary depend on learning speed and on class sizes.

This course comprises the following modules which must be undertaken in the following order in order to complete the course.

 

Order Code Name
1 HS001 Introduction & Employers Duties
2 HS002 The Workplace
3 HS003 Incidents & Injuries
4 HS004 Safety Measures
5 HS005 Risk & Waste

Marketing Your Business – £39.00 + VAT

Marketing Your Business

This course has been developed for beauty and holistic therapists and nail technicians who already have their own business and are looking for effective ways to promote it. It is suitable for any beauty business owner, whether at home, mobile or in a salon.

This course covers all the essentials of marketing your business including an evaluation of different advertising methods and a detailed explanation of the marketing mix.

The course has been written by leading industry experts and contains voiceovers and images as well as online examinations to guarantee you get the best learning experience. All modules and examinations are completed online with full online support available. Once you have completed the course, you will receive a downloadable manual of all the information from the course as well as a GTi certificate in Marketing Your Business.

Title: Marketing Your Business (Online Course)
Price: £39.00 + VAT
Summary: This course has been developed for beauty and holistic therapists and nail technicians who already have their own business and are looking for effective ways to promote it. It is suitable for any beauty business owner, whether at home, mobile or in a salon. Written by leading industry experts, the course includes images, voiceovers and online assessments to give you the best possible learning experience.
Qualification: GTi Award (All modules and examinations are completed online with full online support available. On completion of the course, successful students will receive a GTi certificate in Marketing Your Business.)
Course Accreditation: Guild of Beauty Therapists
Pre-requisites: None
Course Type: Theory
Theory Hours: 8 Hours (This is completed at your own pace)
Practical Hours: None
Examination: GTi Online Examinations
CPD Points: 8 Points

Please note that the number of theory and practical hours required to complete this course as stated above are provided as a guideline only. The actual number of theory hours required will vary depending on the speed at which you learn. The number of practical hours may vary depend on learning speed and on class sizes.

This course comprises the following modules which must be undertaken in the following order in order to complete the course.

 

Order Code Name
1 MB001 Marketing
2 MB002 Pricing
3 MB003 Product
4 MB004 Place
5 MB005 Promotion
6 MB006 Advertising
7 MB007 Social Media
8 MB008 Business Administration
9 MB009 Support For Your Business

Starting Your Own Business – £39.00 + VAT

GTi Guide To Starting Your Own Business

This course has been developed for beauty and holistic therapists and nail technicians who are wanting to start their own business, whether it be home-based, mobile or in a salon.

This course covers all the essential information which you will need to know when setting up in business including an overview of the different types of beauty businesses and modules on business accountancy and administration.

The course has been written by leading industry experts and contains voiceovers and images as well as online examinations to guarantee you get the best learning experience. All modules and examinations are completed online with full online support available. Once you have completed the course, you will receive a downloadable manual of all the information from the course as well as a GTi certificate in Starting Your Own Business.

Title: Starting Your Own Business (Online Course)
Price: £39.00 + VAT
Summary: This course has been developed for beauty and holistic therapists and nail technicians who are wanting to start their own business, whether it be home-based, mobile or in a salon. Written by leading industry experts, the course includes images, voiceovers and online assessments to give you the best possible learning experience.
Qualification: GTi Award (All modules and examinations are completed online with full online support available. On completion of the course, successful students will receive a GTi certificate in Starting Your Own Business.)
Course Accreditation: Guild of Beauty Therapists
Pre-requisites: None
Course Type: Theory
Theory Hours: 8 Hours (This is completed at your own pace)
Practical Hours: None
Examination: GTi Online Examinations
CPD Points: 8 Points

Please note that the number of theory and practical hours required to complete this course as stated above are provided as a guideline only. The actual number of theory hours required will vary depending on the speed at which you learn. The number of practical hours may vary depend on learning speed and on class sizes.

This course comprises the following modules which must be undertaken in the following order in order to complete the course.

 

Order Code Name
1 SB001 Introduction
2 SB002 Motivation
3 SB003 Planning Your Business
4 SB004 Types of Businesses
5 SB005 Buying an Existing Business
6 SB006 Business Accountancy
7 SB007 Business Administration
8 SB008 Support For Your Business

Starting and Marketing Your Business – £59.00 + VAT

GTi Guide To Starting And Marketing Your Business

This course has been developed for beauty and holistic therapists and nail technicians who wish to start their own business whether from home, mobile or in a salon.

The course covers all the essentials of starting up your own business as well as a guide to marketing the business.

The course has been written by leading industry experts and includes voiceovers and images as well as online examinations to guarantee you get the best learning experience. All modules and examinations are completed online with full online support available. Once you have completed the course, you will receive a downloadable manual of all the information from the course as well as a GTi certificate in Starting and Marketing Your Business.

Title: Starting and Marketing Your Business (Online Course)
Price: £59.00 + VAT
Summary: This course has been developed for beauty and holistic therapists and nail technicians who wish to start their own business whether from home, mobile or in a salon. It includes advice on starting a business as well as marketing advice. Written by leading industry experts, the course includes images and voiceovers to give you the best possible learning experience.
Qualification: GTi Award (All modules and examinations are completed online with full online support available. On completion of the course, successful students will receive a GTi certificate in Starting and Marketing Your Business.)
Course Accreditation: Guild of Beauty Therapists
Pre-requisites: None
Course Type: Theory
Theory Hours: 14 Hours (This is completed at your own pace)
Practical Hours: None
Examination: GTi Online Examinations
CPD Points: 14 Points

Please note that the number of theory and practical hours required to complete this course as stated above are provided as a guideline only. The actual number of theory hours required will vary depending on the speed at which you learn. The number of practical hours may vary depend on learning speed and on class sizes.

This course comprises the following modules which must be undertaken in the following order in order to complete the course.

 

Order Code Name
1 SM001 Introduction
2 SM002 Motivation
3 SM003 Planning Your Business
4 SM004 Types of Businesses
5 SM005 Buying an Existing Business
6 SM006 Business Accountancy
7 SM007 Marketing
8 SM008 Pricing
9 SM009 Product
10 SM010 Place
11 SM011 Promotion
12 SM012 Advertising
13 SM013 Social Media
14 SM014 Business Administration
15 SM015 Support For Your Business

Successful Retailing – £39.00 + VAT

If you have ever found it difficult to retail lines in your salon, or you are mobile and you’re just not sure how to sell then this is the course for you. Guiding you through the Guild’s specially developed selling process from introduction to closing, this course will teach you everything you need to know to dramatically increase your revenue with successful sales.

The GTi Successful Retailing course covers all the aspects you will need to know in order to confidently and competently retail products to your clients.

The course includes detailed modules on how to choose and prepare your products, how to approach the client and how to measure their response.

The course is beautifully written and accompanied by images and voiceovers to give you the best possible learning experience. This theory-only course is completed entirely online, in your own time, so it fits in around a busy lifestyle. There are no online examinations to complete, instead students are provided with a workbook which contains tasks for each module which will help you to tailor the sales process to your own business and products.

The course is fully accredited by the Guild of Beauty Therapists, the UK’s leading professional beauty trade body, for membership and insurance purposes. Upon completion of the course, students will receive a full-colour certificate for a GTi Award in Successful Retailing.

Title: Successful Retailing (Online Course)
Price: £39.00 + VAT
Summary: The GTi Successful Retailing course covers all the aspects you will need to know in order to confidently and competently retail products to your clients. The course includes detailed modules on how to choose and prepare your products, how to approach the client and how to measure their response. The course is beautifully written and accompanied by images and voiceovers to give you the best possible learning experience. This theory-only course is completed entirely online, in your own time, so it fits in around a busy lifestyle. There are no online examinations to complete, instead students are provided with a workbook which contains tasks for each module which will help you to tailor the sales process to your own business and products.
Qualification: GTi Award (All modules and examinations are completed online with full online support available. On completion of the course, successful students will receive a GTi certificate in Successful Retailing.)
Course Accreditation: Guild of Beauty Therapists
Pre-requisites: None
Course Type: Theory
Theory Hours: 7 Hours (This is completed at your own pace)
Practical Hours: None
Examination: GTi Online Examinations
CPD Points: 7 Points

Please note that the number of theory and practical hours required to complete this course as stated above are provided as a guideline only. The actual number of theory hours required will vary depending on the speed at which you learn. The number of practical hours may vary depend on learning speed and on class sizes.

This course comprises the following modules which must be undertaken in the following order in order to complete the course.

 

Order Code Name
1 SC001 Introduction & Step 1 – Preparation
2 SC002 Step 2 -Approach
3 SC003 Step 3 – Questioning
4 SC004 Step 4 – Demonstration
5 SC005 Step 5 – Response
6 SC006 Step 6 – Closing
7 SC007 Step 7 – Follow-up